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The grandfather of the suspect in the Q Club shooting in Colorado Springs is a California congressmana member of former President Donald Trump’s MAGA movement.
This is indicated by several reports from the New York Times, The Guardian and the Daily Mail, which indicate that the Republican legislator praised the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
His name is Randy Voepel and, according to reports, is the grandfather of 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrichaccused of killing five people and injuring 25 more in a bar for the LGBTQI+ community.
The information is based on social media posts made by Anderson Lee Aldrich’s mother, Laura Voepel.
“Voepel, as a member of the California State Assembly from the 71st districtrepresented most of inland San Diego County and part of Riverside County, but lost his seat to a main competitor in August,” the Mail report states.
Aldrich had already been charged with two counts of felony menacing and three counts of first-degree kidnapping in Colorado, but the charges were later dropped and the records sealed, according to the Times.
The Democratic governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, pointed out that everything indicated that it was the same person.
Until June 2021, when that incident occurred, Aldrich’s mother, Laura Voepel, lived in a house in the Colorado Springs neighborhood, but was asked to move.
Facebook posts shared on Laura Voepel’s page show that Aldrich’s grandfather is Randy Voepel, the report added.
The attack on the bar of the LGBTQI + community has been condemned by the president Joe Bidenwho asked Congress to approve the assault weapons ban.